Cecidophyopsis psilaspis, Yew Big Bud Mite Acari: Eriophyoidea - gall mite
Cecidophyopsis psilaspis
Yew Big Bud Mite

Photographs on Taxus baccata, Yew

Taxus baccata

Enlarged bud galls containing many whitish mites, usually in leaf axils, the galls 3-10mm long, inner leaves fleshy and distorted. Galls contain several generations with the adults over-wintering in old galls.

Also occurs as an iniquiline in galls of Taxomyia taxi

Cecidophyopsis psilaspis

Cecidophyopsis psilaspis
Cecidophyopsis psilaspis, Yew Big Bud Mite
Lytchett Minster, Dorset. August 2017

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